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On ARod

You know, I ripped Mariners fans after ARod signed with Texas, because I thought their celebrating and reveling every time he struggled, or his team failed, was petty and juvenile.

I figured, there is no way Rangers fans would act like that.

Obviously, I was wrong.

Clearly, there are folks who enjoy nothing more than seeing Alex Rodriguez fail...

No, he's not my "hero". But he is going to go down as one of the ten greatest players of all time, and the Rangers would be much better with him here.

Maybe I'm not a good enough fan, for not being bitter and angry that he asked for a trade after the 2003 season, for not wanting to be a part of a rebuilding project that looked to be several years away from fruition.

Maybe I'm not passionate enough, since I still root for the guy, since I'm not hoping that he strikes out every time he comes to the plate.

But I just don't get it.

If the Rangers are really better off without him -- which seems to be the mindset of many -- then why would Rangers fans be angry that he's gone? Why do so many folks wish failure on a guy who did nothing but bust his ass every day he was here, and who put up the three best seasons any player has had in Rangers history?

But then, I don't root against Barry Bonds, either...